Diversity in Action Group Meeting Minutes September 15, 2009

Diversity in Action Group
Meeting Minutes
September 15, 2009
Members Present
Sylvia Aguirre-Alberto
Martin Bednarek
Fauzi Hamadeh
Kate Motoyama
Henry Villareal
Student Services/Multicultural Center
Counseling/Int’l Students
Student Services/Student Activities
Language Arts/Speech Communication
Admissions & Records/Dean
Members Absent or Excused
John Vehikite
The meeting was called to order by Chair Villareal at 12:05 p.m.
Minutes from the May 20th meeting with no changes and the September 3rd meeting with
minimal changes were approved.
Fauzi Hamadeh stated that the DIAG student representative for this year will be Steffi Santana.
She attended the IPC workshop on September 11th and plans to attend our next DIAG meeting.
Chair Villareal asked this recorder to remind him (via the meeting minutes) to develop a form to
request funding for DIAG programs. Fauzi Hamadeh will forward the template currently used by
Associated Students for Henry to use as a guide.
Henry Villareal, Sylvia Aguirre-Alberto and Kate Motoyama attended the IPC workshop on
September 11th. DIAG must develop a plan for the academic year 2009/2010, due November 9,
2009. The plan will contain 3-5 goals that are tied into the IPC’s five institutional priorities.
Henry will forward copies of the workshop handouts to DIAG members who did not attend the
workshop that includes a template to be used for each goal. He also stated that other IPC
committees may have similar goals and choose to work together with DIAG. DIAG goals could
be pulled from the mission statement. It was suggested a meeting or two be devoted to
formulating DIAG’s goals and creating the 10-16 page document. Kate Motoyama suggested
each member might formulate a goal, and to streamline the process one individual could draft
the narrative for all 3-5 goals. She was volunteered to be that individual.
Goal ideas:
To communicate to the CSM campus community how and why diversity needs to be included in
the institutional planning process.
To institutionalize diversity college-wide.
To keep the DIAG programming calendar active and diverse.
To measure and document how current budget cuts impact student success (one example is
cuts to labs).
The next DIAG meeting will be September, 22nd, 2009 1:15 – 2:30 p.m. The next appointed
DIAG meeting will be October 6th 12 – 1 p.m.
Meeting adjourned at 1:00 p.m.